silva

silva

[sil-vuh]
noun
1.
the forest trees of a particular area.
2.
a descriptive flora of forest trees.
Also, sylva.


Origin:
1840–50; < Neo-Latin, special use of Latin silva woodland

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silva (ˈsɪlvə)
 
n
a variant spelling of sylva

sylva or silva (ˈsɪlvə)
 
n , pl -vas, -vae
the trees growing in a particular region
 
[C17: Latin silva a wood]
 
silva or silva (ˈsɪlvə, -viː)
 
n
 
[C17: Latin silva a wood]

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